Documenting Electronic Sources in Specific Disciplines
This handout contains links to sources which will help students, teachers, and anybody doing research on the Internet to cite electronic sources using different styles. We also have links to some of our OWL handouts about citing sources.
Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Allen Brizee
Last Edited: 2013-01-07 12:29:28
Two main documentation styles used in the United States are MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association). MLA style is used in the humanities, and APA style in the natural and social sciences.
For documenting electronic sources in MLA, check out these pages:
For APA style, try these pages:
- Purdue OWL's Resources on APA Format
- The American Psychological Association's Citing Electronic Sources Guide
For other discipline-specific styles, check out these sites:
- The Sciences/CSE Style: Bedford St. Martin's Online's Using CSE Style to Cite and Document Sources
- Chicago Style (used by many disciplines, including history): Bedford St. Martin's Online's Using Chicago Style to Cite and Document Sources
- Engineering and Sciences: Virginia Tech offers a guide for engineering and science students that covers formatting, citing sources, and other elements of style.
- Legal Writing: The State Bar of Michigan's Citation of Legal and Non-Legal Electronic Database Information Page
- Political Science: APSA Documentation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Writing Center